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Comment Re:Questions to Hillary's fans (Score 1, Insightful) 254

"pregnancy is an inconvenience"

Last I looked, pregnancy was a natural aspect of humanity. I suppose it's an inconvenience if you think people exist solely to earn you money, and those who can't (however temporarily) should be punished for it.

Why wouldn't you believe that? If she did get stuck in Kenya late into her pregnancy and was forced to give birth there, the announcements could've been considered a perfectly innocent "white lie" (no racist pun intended) to ease repatriating the newborn child back into the US.

Birth certificate is from Hawaii, so that little bullshit line is out too. But anything to paste him as an EVIL KENYAN MUSLIN USURPER right?

There we go again. It is just unbelievable, that the kind of argument, which Hans Christian Andersen utterly destroyed back in 19th century, is still in use by Democrats today. Only a total moron or virulent racist would think, the Emperor is naked.

An argument repeatedly discredited put forth on conspiratorial grounds with zero evidence and lots of pre-existing vitriol doesn't deserve consideration.

A presidential contender — vying for arguably the highest post on the planet — is always under a microscope with hundreds of people, both well-paid and volunteers, looking for every possible flaw. For example, Washington Post alone has 20 reporters dedicated to digging up dirt on Trump this year. Are they White-hating racists, or is it a legitimate scrutiny of a major party's nominee?

The GOP actions against Obama are pretty much only for a handful of reasons: he's black, and he's a Democrat. I'm sure they went over his past with a fine-tooth comb when he first ran for President, and I imagine that they came up empty handed, so ultimately they had to resort to contrived scandals to attack him and Hillary with.

Both produced birth certificates upon request, rendering their circumstances rather different from Obama's, who kept stalling for 3 years...

He ignored the cries for 3 years because the claims were bullshit that had NEVER been leveled against a previous candidate. He released it to shut them up and, predictably, the conspiracy theorists just moved the goalposts.

You should just accept that Trump is an incompetent, disgusting excuse for a human being who gets a pass because he has money and has been on TV for a long time. And since they only see the TV personality, they generally don't know the con-man who has screwed people over for decades.

Comment Re:Whole thing, not "at all" (Score 1) 254

I said they may well have left it on but were not really watching... I explained that that had to be the case because of the poll results.

So you're literally jumping to conclusions you can't support, but insist they must be the case because that supports your desired world view of Trump winning despite spending 90 minutes looking like an incompetent jackass.

Comment Re:Trump won according to polls, here's why (Score 0) 254

Kinda had you pegged for a Trump supporter.

Trump was better earlier, then it evened out and at times Hillary was better.

At no point was Trump "better." He didn't say a single useful thing.

This is borne out by polls taken immediately after showing that Trump actually won the debate [dailymail.co.uk], by a pretty large margin.

An article from a right-wing shit rag from the UK shows that the right-wing blowhard "won" in a "landslide." Sure. Now get back to me when the Daily Fail has any credibility whatsoever.

the media is rigged strongly in favor of Hillary.

Bullshit. The media is dropping the ball by treating Trump with kid gloves.

who the press will actually watch closely and call out anything wrong - they are going to do that constantly with Trump, and very little to not at all with Clinton.

Well for one thing, Trump's done a lot of destructive shit in his life. Probably far more than Hillary. But please, feel free to point something out about Hillary that hasn't been covered that reveals this grand conspiracy.

You heard about war protests all the time under Bush, not at all under Obama despite drone strikes on civilians that would have had the press howling under Bush.

Given Bush started the wars in question, no shit there were protests. Once his ass was out, the criticisms leveled against Obama have been very much higher level in nature, particularly since he got us more or less out of Iraq and Afghanistan. He's been roundly criticized for the drone program, but since it's so detached it's unsurprising there have been very few protests against it.

I mean, I know you're playing the role of "poor persecuted Republican" who just can't get a fair shake, but that's a delusion, frankly. Trump's horrid, Hillary is not, and the only failing of the press has been to not rip into trump every way possible.

Comment That's not exactly what Nokia said (Score 4, Insightful) 75

TFA doesn't claim Nokia said anything about Google Fiber. All it claims is that the number Nokia's talking about is 1 Tb/s, and that "For comparison on the consumer side, Alphabet's Google Fiber embryonic US fiber-to-the-premises service is offering 1Gbps connections.", so the comparison is being done by ZDNet, not Nokia.

They also say "on the consumer side", so it's somewhat like Caterpillar saying some new haul truck can handle 500 tons and the article reporting on it saying "For comparison, on the consumer side, a Ford F-150 can handle 1 1/2 tons" - it's not as if somebody's going to use one of those big trucks to do residential construction, it's just there to give a sense of scale.

Comment Re:But climate change is a myth!!! YODA GREASE (Score 2) 206

The second law of thermodynamics will not be wished away any time soon. Human activity requires energy. Used energy becomes heat. Human use of energy sources currently outstrips the rate that energy is sequestered in the earth's crust.

That's not the main source of increasing global temperatures. Particular means of generating energy release greenhouse gases, and with greater amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the greenhouse effect causes increased temperatures.

Comment Re:What a maroon (Score 1) 170

What, he didn't think he could and would be tracked down?

What, he didn't think the fucking CFO of Tesla wouldn't see an email from "elontesla@yahoo.com" and open it only to see whether it's advertising 1) a penis enlargement treatment, 2) a weight loss treatment, 3) an exciting business proposal, etc. and then forward it to Musk with the heading "LOL who is this moron?"

OK, "from a Yahoo email address similar to one Musk has used in the past", but I'd still expect the CEO to be sending questions such as that from a tesla.com address; was the Yahoo address used to send more public mails, so that his e-mail address inside Tesla wouldn't be used publicly?

Comment Re:What a maroon (Score 2) 170

What, he didn't think he could and would be tracked down?

What, he didn't think the fucking CFO of Tesla wouldn't see an email from "elontesla@yahoo.com" and open it only to see whether it's advertising 1) a penis enlargement treatment, 2) a weight loss treatment, 3) an exciting business proposal, etc. and then forward it to Musk with the heading "LOL who is this moron?"

Comment Re:Looking at this I have a title: (Score 1) 284

Everybody says : "100% chance Bank of America wasting peoples' money theorizing about the matrix"

More like "Everybody says: "100% chance Bank of America wasting peoples' money pasting in references to Nick Bostrom's theories and Neil deGrasse Tyson's speculative comments about that idea" - they just threw that in with a reference to Bostrom and Tyson that they probably picked up from some casual reading, I don't think they actually did any theorizing of their own. (I won't speculate on how many bong hits were involved in the process of writing that presentation.)

Comment Re:Looking at this I have a title: (Score 1) 284

"I have an ass and must pull stats out of"

Remember, you can't spell "analyst" without "anal".

But looking at the image from the presentation cited by TFA, it looks just like a bit of noise thrown in to spice up a bunch of otherwise relatively mundane numbers about augmented/virtual reality as a business. Sort of like some pepper flakes put atop the chicken-and-rice dish.

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